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Issue 291: 06 July 2016

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1. NEWS: Resources for the community response must increase if we are to meet our targets: UNAIDS

Community-based HIV service delivery will have to go from representing 5% of all service delivery in 2013 to representing at least 30% in 2030, according to a report from UNAIDS. The report reviews the experiences of six countries where governments have allocated funding to civil society organizations.


2. NEWS: UNAIDS study cites Moldova as an example of Global Fund money flowing through governments to CSOs

Moldova was one of the six countries included in the UNAIDS study of government financing of civil society organizations. This article provides a summary of what the study said about Moldova, and reaction from two civil society representatives.


3. NEWS: France pledges € 1.8 million for 2017-2019, matching its pledge for the previous replenishment period

France’s pledge for the Fifth Replenishment equaled what France contributed for the last replenishment. The Friends of The Global Fund Europe would have liked to see an increase. Meanwhile Italy increased its pledge by 30%.


4. ANALYSIS: There are more civil society representatives on CCMs now, but do they have the skills they need?

Civil society representatives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have discovered that the best way to improve their skills is to “learn by doing.”


5. NEWS and ANALYSIS: New co-financing requirements do away with the old counterpart financing thresholds

The new co-financing requirements are quite different from the counterpart financing requirements which they replace. Rather than using a formula that applies to all countries, the new requirements will be determined on a country-by-country basis. 


6. NEWS: Global Fund HIV grant to Russian Federation supports TB/HIV project in the Tomsk oblast

The Russian Federation’s HIV grant, which is that country’s only active grant, includes a TB/HIV project in the Tomsk oblast. The project may be expanded to other oblasts. 


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